TOM EGAN, INC. CREATING SAFER SOLUTIONS AROUND THE WORLD FOR 25 YEARS. EST. 1997
The below specifications are for the scissor lift model of Strobe Tower that can be attached into the bed of a truck and can lift the light bar assembly on it up to 11.3 feet (3.45 meters) above the bed of a pickup truck (or higher if mounted on a taller truck bed).
Strobe Tower can be mounted to your truck in multiple ways:
For the typical pickup truck, you can bolt Strobe Tower to one of our sub-frames that can be attached directly to your pickup truck frame, using four of the factory bolt locations that are already holding your pickup bed to your pickup truck frame. Please contact us to determine the sub-frame that will work the best on your pickup truck.
For other styles of truck bed, please contact us to determine the sub-frame that will work on it.
For other applications, please contact us to determine the sub-frame that will work on it.
Twin 6 gauge battery cables 17 ft. long each are included (longer are available), which can be connected directly to your battery. A 30 Amp fuse is located at the battery end of the positive cable.
The Motorized Strobe Tower unit that sits directly onto a truck bed weighs about 480 pounds.
The twin strobe lights together draw about 8.6 Amps at 12 VDC. Note that this is only while all LEDs are illuminated.
There are no amps drawn by non-illuminated LEDs in the 18 different flash patterns that turn some or all LEDs off momentarily. These flash patterns can significantly reduce the total power consumed over time.
The motor that raises and lowers the Motorized Strobe Tower draws a MAXIMUM of 20 Amps at 12 VDC, depending on load. The peak Amp draw under normal conditions is typically about 17 Amps (when not burdened with snow, ice or other debris creating drag, significant wind load creating drag, or some atypical drag).
This normal peak load of about 17 Amps during raising falls quickly, to around 12 Amps when the Strobe Tower is up to about the height of the truck cab roof. When lowering Strobe Tower, gravity is assisting (rather than resisting), so the Amp load is significantly less.
Strobe Tower can be operated in the following temperature conditions:
Fahrenheit: -15 degrees to 150
Celsius: -26 degrees to 60
Strobe Tower can typically be used in wind conditions below gale force. Care should be taken to determine if the wind direction and wind gusts, combined with the turbulence at a particular location, including that of passing trucks/traffic , etc., can produce any highly localized wind gust loading on Strobe Tower that might exceed gale force for even a second or so. If such transient gale force wind loading is possible, keep the maximum height of Strobe Tower no higher than the heights described below.
It is recommended that you lower Strobe Tower to half height or lower BEFORE any wind/gust REACHES gale force velocity (where gale force is defined as Category 8 on the Beaufort Wind Force Scale, being 39 mph - 46 mph, sometimes described as where twigs break off trees and it is difficult to walk).
It is recommended that you lower Strobe Tower to no more than 12 inches above truck cab height before any wind/gust velocity is WITHIN the gale force range of Category 8, (being 39 mph - 46 mph), and if such winds/gusts are SUSTAINED it is recommended that you fully stow Strobe Tower away, with the lids locked closed over it. For wind in excess of gale force always keep Strobe Tower fully stowed away with lids locked over it.
Strobe Tower can be used in non-freezing rain.
Due to the fact that Strobe Tower stows so compactly, there is not a huge amount of room between some parts for snow / ice there when in the fully collapsed position. Because of this, Strobe Tower should be fully stowed away with the lids locked over it before snow / ice accumulates on it enough to prevent it from stowing fully.
Should snow / ice accumulate on Strobe Tower to the point where the lids will not fully close over it, please move Strobe Tower into a garage that is heated enough to melt this excessive accumulation of snow / ice. Then the lids will fully close over it. There are a great abundance of locations at the bottom of Strobe Tower where water freely drains out of it.